From stressed to stretched

Posted on 10/05/2024

Wellbeing, Health

Feeling like life's a never-ending to-do list and your body's carrying the weight of the world? We hear you!

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From Stressed to Stretched: How Movement Can Transform Your Wellbeing (Especially During Mental Health Awareness Week!)

Feeling like life's a never-ending to-do list and your body's carrying the weight of the world? We hear you! However, there's a powerful antidote to stress lurking right within you: movement.

Quite aptly this years Mental Health Awareness Week is on the theme of “Movement: Moving more for our mental health”.

Mounting research shows the positive impact of movement on mental health. It doesn't have to be a strenuous gym session. Activities as simple as yoga, Pilates, or even a brisk walk can significantly improve your mood, reduce stress hormones, and boost your overall well-being.

The benefits go beyond the mental. Movement increases blood flow to the brain, enhancing cognitive function and focus. It also helps improve sleep quality, a key factor in stress management. Additionally, stretching exercises can release muscle tension often associated with chronic stress.

By incorporating movement into your daily routine, you're not just moving your body, you're taking a proactive step towards a happier and healthier you.

Ready to find your perfect movement practice?

We've created a tranquil sanctuary in the heart of Oxfordshire and Berkshire (Howbery Business Park, Crowmarsh & The Swan at Streatley) dedicated to helping you transform your wellbeing. Our bright, simple, and calming studios provide the perfect environment to leave the stress behind and focus on feeling good in both mind and body.

Whether you're a seasoned yogi or a complete beginner, our friendly and welcoming instructors offer a variety of high-quality Yoga, Pilates, and Aerial fitness classes designed to help you:

  • Unwind and de-stress after a long day.
  • Improve your flexibility and range of motion.
  • Build strength and core stability.
  • Boost your energy levels.
  • Find a sense of inner peace.

Ready to say goodbye to stress and hello to a happier, healthier you? Join us at Grace & Gravity and experience the difference for yourself!

Take a breath

Grace and Gravity Studio run yoga, wellbeing and circus classes at Howbery Park, Wallingford and The Swan at Streatley. You can enjoy sessions in serene studios and beautiful grounds at both locations. Their classes create space where you'll be able to tune out the noise and tune into your mind and body. Sessions are open to all levels with something to suit everyone. Check out their website for more info: or contact Yasmin on  

Grace and Gravity also offer external events. Please get in touch if you'd like to know more about welcoming some wellbeing into your workplace or bringing some circus fun to a social event.